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Venezuela : Juan Guaido’s «personal envoy» invited to his first official event in Morocco

Venezuela's «special envoy» Jose Ignacio Guedez. / Ph. DR
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A «special envoy» sent by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido to Rabat was officially received by the Moroccan government in his first official mission to the Kingdom, Spanish news agency EFE reports.

Jose Ignacio Guedez was at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Thursday, to attend a meeting alongside diplomats accredited by Rabat. He was appointed by Guaido three months ago.

The diplomat considered by Rabat as a «special envoy» attended his first official activity in Morocco, after the Kingdom announced earlier this year that it supports the Guaido regime.

Diplomatic sources confirmed that to EFE, stressing that Guedez will be considered an ambassador, only if Guaido manages to reach Caracas. Morocco is also home to a Venezuelan embassy, headed by a business manager called Omar Nasser Solorzano.

Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita told the Spanish agency that «for [Morocco], the man is not a representative of Venezuela, but a representative of Nicolas Maduro’s regime only».

According to EFE, Solorzano is reportedly prohibited from conducting official activities in Morocco and is no longer invited to official events.

Meanwhile, sources close to the file told the Spanish agency that Jose Ignacio Guedez wouldn’t get his credentials confirmed any time soon but he will be invited to take place in official events.

For the record, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said in a phone call with Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita, on January the 29th, that he wants to establish «open, solid and extended», ties with the Kingdom.

In February, Morocco’s ambassador to Peru and a Caracas’ diplomatic representative met in Lima, where they discussed ways to strengthen diplomatic relations.

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